Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sudan:- What's next?

This is Khartoum, the capital of Sudan and the safest place in the country. In fact, it’s known to be one of Africa’s safest capitals.

Yesterday, it was nothing short of a battlefield.

Wake up call, this is a wake up call for the Sudanese government! The message was clear and simple:- solve the crises inDarfur or you will be overthrown.

Yesterday, rebels from Darfur entered the capital of Sudan to “seize power”. Although, the capital wasn’t damaged as much as its twin sister, Omdurman, the situation remains extremely fragile.Previously, the Sudanese army has stepped up security in an attempt to secure the capital from what they believe to be an “invasion” by darfur rebels supported by their ally, Chad.
After 5 years of endless conflict, there is no peace in sight. Peace talks are scheduled to take place in London this month, but the rebels outsmarted the government known to be one of Africa’s strongest governments.

Five years on, there is still no real progress in the peace process in Darfur and the government is reluctant to implement the Abuja peace agreement. They’ve failed to bring peace to Darfur, but how could they bring peace to Darfur if they’ve orchestered crimes against humanity there?This government is not going to bring peace to Sudan.

The government is looking for a quick fix-up right now, they are taking security measures and the streets are mostly covered with soldiers. However, if they are keen on “saving Sudan” and “stopping the senseless bloodshed”, they should step down with the little dignity they have left and hand over power to a transitional government. Next year, we can have elections and elect a new president for the first time in 23 years.

If the government keeps looking for quick fixes and doesn’t take this situation seriously, the country is going to collapse into civil war. The whole country, including the “peacful” north and east.

Is there a way out of this chaos?Yes, a transitional government to faciliate an easy transition to democracy.

Currently, the situation is extremtly fragile in the whole country, but there is a way out. There is a solution.


fake consultant said...

a question, if i may...

are you able to estimate the relative strength of the two sides?

from here we are unable to discern whether the rebels have enough capability to overthrow the government forces...and we do not understand the probability of some or all of the government forces either refusing to fight or joining the rebel forces.

my guess is that most or all of the government forces will be implicated in the warcrimes you have described here on so many occasions, suggesting fighting is more likely than surrender--but as i say, we have no real way to judge how accurate that guess is from this distance.

no matter what, however, be careful and keep your head down...and let's hope good news is soon to follow.

Colin Campbell said...

Seeing pictures like this remind me of how lucky we are to live in a peaceful and prosperous country. Good Luck.

fake consultant said...

here's hoping you remain safe and that all is still as well as it can be...

CityUnslicker said...

can peace come by any other way than international intervention though?

Kizzie said...

Fake consultant,

Well, the sudanese government one of the strongest in africa, however, they are going down because there are alot of feuds. The government is going to break up eventually, they mistrust each other.
Also, at some point the rebels were members of this government ..this piece of information is interesing because now they are their "enemies"

Al-Turabi, the president's advisor n good friend was arrested after the rebel attack because they accused him of supporting the rebels in other words the president is suspicious of his closest allies.

I'm trying to assess the situation.


Yes, one day we are going to say the same thing:)

City Unslicker,

No, peace will only come through a political resolution. They should split the power or split the country :)